Having been reassured by a couple of the SCN demos from their website, I
decided to take the match live for GBP 6 (highlights and 'on demand' packages are also available). On the morning of the game SCN e-mailed me a web link and password, and the set up (for a non technical expert) was
fairly easy (all I had to do was download the latest version of Media Player
from the Microsoft website).
The screen size is about 8" x 5" and the quality of the picture was
perfectly watchable... a wee bit pixelated, a little slow to catch up with
the action on the close up shots in particular, and occasionally there were
screen 'freezes'. The sound quality was fairly crisp. It's the Setanta
coverage that you get, with Jock Brown and Mark Hateley commentating.
All in all, I'd thoroughly recommend it to any exiled 'Well fans. I'd be
perfectly happy to pay (say) 20 quid a month to see all the games live.
Over the years things have moved on from... phoning home to get the
results... live internet coverage with Radio
pictures via the internet. Technological progress is great as far as I'm
Only problem was the result. Thought we played well, and were a bit
unfortunate. They took their chances, we didn't. I only get to see the odd
match, and I was very encouraged by the composure, fight and confidence we showed. Can't remember the last time I was so up-beat after a defeat (maybe